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Old 11-21-2013, 03:34 PM   #21
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It is nice stock. It will last a while. I have seen stocks made of softer wood than pine last a long time. I would use a microlam to build the next one if you can't find hardwood that suits you. I built some chairs for my barn out of microlams. They are tough chairs, even 350 lb leather butt poker players haven't hurt them. Metal folding chairs would collapse when these guys lean back in them.

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Wow, I really wish I had the patience to do something like that. It looks great, how much do you think the stock weights?

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I would state only the obvious:
a) You have the skills and patience to pull it off.
b) you need to find a reasonable priced supply of GOOD stock material.
the piece you had originally was course grained and full of pitch spots ( uneven strength/ weak spots)

c)SHOW us the final product!

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Although the OP clearly has woodworking skills, I believe he said this was the first stock he tried to make and wanted to use a cheap wood to practice on. If this is his first attempt, I'm sure stock number 3 will be a perfect beauty!
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I would state only the obvious: a) You have the skills and patience to pull it off. b) you need to find a reasonable priced supply of GOOD stock material. the piece you had originally was course grained and full of pitch spots (uneven strength/weak spots) c)SHOW us the final product!
Well yeah: 1st trial, working with soft wood; 2nd trial, working with hardwood; 3rd ‘trial’, final piece out of hardwood.
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I put another coat of duracoat on it last night. I'm taking it hunting this weekend.

I will put a few more pictures up tomorrow.

One more coat of duracoat to go (beige).

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That's awesome. The camo is awesome.

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FWIW, that looked like a very decent first effort. Very decent.

I reckon you'd be able to make up a laminate stock blank without breaking a sweat.

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